A Caribbean Fourth

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, celebrates Independence Day with tropical flair.

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Howard L. Puckett

Red, White, & Tropical Hues

On the Caribbean island of St. John, the Fourth of July brings more colors than red, white, and blue. Even a troupe of American Indians boasts resplendent purple feathers.

Count on arriving early for a spot in the shade, but don’t plan on remaining there. Observers frequently become participants, dancing with the parade or tramping behind the Virgin Island Pale Ale float for free brews.

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